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Bananya and the Curious Bunch Episode #06 Anime Review

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© Banana Friends, Q-lia.
“Bananya and the Robot Cat, Nya”

What They Say:
A short about the secret life of kitties who live in bananas!

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
With this episode, after some mildly scary episodes, we get Pirate Bananya introduced as he rides the high seas of the calm lake. It’s here that he sees Bananya and Droopy-Eyed Bananya on the shore fishing and pulling a mechanical Bananya out of the lake which is like an oddly shaped Roomba. There’s a lot of playtime for the trio until the battery runs out, which is cute but also very sad as you’d expect. This draws the attention of Scientist Bananya, which kind of scares me since he’s got his army of zombies, but he’s able to help out which is something. It’s silly and weird and nonsensical on just about every level here – and it left me wishing Pirate Bananya had more of a role.

In Summary:
While the original series was certainly not high art no matter how you look at it, it was a weird show just like this one. This one takes a bit further and with more variety in settings but it’s still just as weird. I can’t imagine much in the way of serious plotting and storytelling is going on or a grand meaning but rather like the days of old before Smurfs became a TV show; they’re just coming up with more merchandise that’s getting its debut on TV. And that’s fine as I can imagine people wanting robot cat Bananya thing, or zombie Bananya and Pirate Bananya. Sometimes you just gotta be honest about it.

Grade: C+

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

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